Hundreds of people answered the call to pay their respects to ex-soldier Steve McGrath after an appeal for mourners to attend his funeral.
A poignant service was held at Anfield Crematorium after a Facebook appeal was posted to ask people to help remember Steven, who died while homeless.
Steve, 58, was homeless at the time of his death from cancer and as he was estranged from many of his family one of his fellow ex-serviceman, Chris Bridson, appealed for members of the public to attend his funeral to give him a fitting send-off.
Friends, members of the Whitechapel Centre and others who did not know Steve but were touched by his story gathered at the crematorium to honour his “gentleman-like character” and “a well humoured man.”
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond played as large numbers of people entered the service and took their seats.
Steve lived at Mildmay House in Liverpool …
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